Achieve Effective Public Cloud Integration into Existing IT Environments

Many enterprises are deploying SaaS applications, such as Office 365, or hosted private cloud solutions that require careful integration into their current IT infrastructure. It is not uncommon for those deployments to mature slowly and fall short of expected benefits. Reasons for these shortcomings go beyond the basic installation and can include:

  • Data sovereignty, security and governance constraints
  • Desktop/Laptop standard image implications
  • Integrating external file storage and sharing services with existing strategies and platforms
  • Configuration of collaboration components such Lync/Skype and Yammer
  • Active Directory synchronization challenges
  • Strategies for moving existing SharePoint deployments to the Cloud
  • Mobile Device Management implications

OpenSky Office 365 Integration Service

Spending time up front defining the correct architecture and sequencing of activities can reduce the cost of the implementation project and shorten the time to value of the solution. OpenSky is a seasoned professional services firm with a strong team of consultants, possessing expertise in major IT infrastructure platforms and experience conducting infrastructure projects for major enterprises. The Office 365 Integration Service provides a structured approach to architect and plan for the implementation or integration of Office 365 within an existing IT environment.

OpenSky will work with your team to do the following:

  • Conduct a discovery workshop to understand the goals of the Office 365 integration effort and review steps taken to date.
  • Conduct a requirements definition workshop to Identify business and IT requirements, discuss details of the integration, existing systems, constraints and use cases
  • Evaluate the security aspects of the O365 integration initiative and document security considerations
  • Conduct architecture design workshops to collaboratively map out the solution architecture and integration points
  • Create an implementation approach containing critical milestones and key considerations
  • Develop a set of recommendations that support the architecture and implementation approach